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Professional Development Manager


Lesa Bergsma

Professional Development Manager

Phone – 616-233-2581

Office Location: Grand Rapids Peter C. Cook Center

Coverage Area: Statewide / Online 

Lesa Bergsma is a training and development professional with over 10 years of experience helping to drive student and organizational success.  Lesa has the keen ability to build and support training initiatives through relationship building and a commitment to meeting local professional and business needs.  

Currently, Lesa serves as the Professional Development Manager for the Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx) at Davenport University. In this role, she develops and markets training and certification programs to professionals and organizations. Lesa will be instrumental in helping professionals develop personal skills and gain certifications to further their careers. 

Prior to joining the IPEx team in July 2014, Lesa gained a number of skills which make her a valuable asset. Her professional background consists of sales, curriculum and program development, training coordination, teaching and talent recruiting.  Lesa’s proven ability to coordinate many moving pieces provides a strong foundation for her role as Professional Development Manager at the IPEx. She works collaboratively with colleagues to continually develop innovative approaches for professional and executive education.